Saturday, February 25, 2012

Humphrey's Scratch Art

Just wanted to share one of Humphrey's latest tricks.  The trick is actually "Wipe Your Paws" that we turned into art by Humphrey.  Instead of having Humphrey wipe his paws on a mat, we took a piece of scratch art paper, and told him to scratch.

Next up, painting with a paintbrush!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cake-a-Like

On our recent trip to Las Vegas, we stopped by Freed's Bakery. (If you haven't checked out their website, we highly recommend you do so!) They've made cakes for many celebrities, and they are AWESOME!!!  Anyways,  I talked my hubby into trying to order a cake that looked like the Cavaliers.  (It wasn't easy, but I did talk him into it!)  After a day of back and forth on the phone with Freed's, it turned out the cake had to be made for 50 or more people, and it would have to be the size of Humphrey, who is 18 inches tall, in order for the cake sculpture to turn out right.  Well, we have 6 people in our family, so that would be way too much cake for us......and did I mention it would cost around $1200??  Needless to say, I didn't get my Cavalier cake.  (My hubby once again walked away shaking his head when I told him the price. This time I couldn't blame him.)

In comes Shannon, my talented, nearly 20 year old daughter, who has some free time while waiting to take her State Board exams.  "You know mom, I could make you a cake."  How kind of her to offer!  Shan struggled with some of the sculpting.  Humphrey's ears, legs and most of his body,  had to be molded by hand.  She used a small teddy bear pan to make the basic form.  A toothpick was used to make his fur.  The finished product stands around 6 inches tall, and he's just gorgeous. 

"I'm sittin' in the fridge....waiting for Brando to be made"

Shannon doesn't like to be photographed while she's working, so I don't have any photos of her while the cake was a work in progress,  but the finished product stands alone in the fridge.  Hopefully, our three boys can leave it for a few days.  I'm not done admiring it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Las Vegas Scrapbook

Some of the places the pups visited while in Vegas:
Lake Mead
The Las Vegas Strip
Valley of Fire State Park
The Las Vegas Pet Expo
Prince and Princess
Freed's Bakery
The Little White Wedding Chapel
Cabo Wabo Cantina

More photos to come!  Ziggy had a Paw Print Adventure, too!!
Click on the links to check out more Las Vegas fun!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Humphrey in Vegas: The Three Kings

Humphrey meets The King, Elvis Presley!
"You stay back now. Don't jump on my pants."
(Use your best Elvis voice when you say it)
Humphrey meets the King of Pop, Michael Jackson!
"Wait! Let me do something special!"
Michael did a little dance for Humphrey who looked
very concerned.

Humphrey Bogart the "King" of Cavaliers
For those of you who don't know, Cavaliers come in 4 colors.
Black and Tan is called "King" Charles.
"You got it! I'm the KING!"


Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Humphrey's Valentine

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy



"Humm...Roses...I wonder who they're for?"


"What's the deal with this? Isn't there 12 in a dozen?"

"What do you mean it's almost Valentines Day?
 I don't have a Valentine!"



"I'm ready! Who will be my Valentine?"